Two Zimbabwean organizations, the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) and Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA) said that they will go on strike because of the worsening salary adjustments. It was declared during a joint appeal of the PTUZ and ZIMTA on Thursday
“This essentially means our members will be withdrawing their services/labour and will not be reporting for duty with effect from the said date.”
The largest teacher union ZIMTA represents 44,000 members, and PTUZ has a membership of 15,000 teachers. According to representatives of both organizations, the teachers are outraged by poor wage adjustments and cushioning allowances provided by the government.
The Union and Association members had previously said that teachers in Zimbabwe’s schools should receive competitive wages.